Although Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner managed to keep things relatively peaceful since announcing their divorce last year, things have gone downhill for the estranged couple. Now, it appears as though Garner is furious with the Batman v Superman star because of his candid interview about their split. In fact, Garner is so mad that she’s ready to kick him out of their multi-million dollar mansion.
According to OK Magazine, the problems between Affleck and Garner resurfaced following Affleck’s interview with the New York Times. During his talk with the outlet, Affleck was asked about his ex-wife’s interview with Vanity Fair where she admitted that he had slept with their children’s nanny.
“We’re on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that’s the reality that I live in,” Affleck said. “It’s fine. She’s allowed to talk about it.”
Apparently, Affleck’s words set Garner on fire because he wasn’t supposed to mention anything about the break-up. Even though he didn’t say much, Garner was not happy that he even addressed the issue and is ready to take the necessary steps to keep Affleck away.
“Jen went nuclear — she’s livid with Ben,” an inside source explained to Radar Online. “They’d both privately agreed that after everything he put her through, she would be the only one to publicly speak out.”
The source went on to add that Affleck had made a promise that he wouldn’t say anything about their divorce. As far as Garner is concerned, Affleck’s inability to keep his word brought up past issues and led to a major fight between the stars.
“They’re barely speaking right now,” the source stated. “She now wants Ben to officially move out and has started talking about custody arrangements. The split has turned nasty.”
Despite these rumors, Daily Mail is reporting that the relationship between Garner and Affleck is still as amicable as usual. In speaking about his upcoming movie on Good Morning America, Affleck praised Garner for her work with their kids. He also emphasized that their main goal is the well-being of their children above all else.
“She works very hard, and she’s great with the kids and like I say, we put them first,” Affleck shared in the interview.
Ben Affleck is currently in the midst of promotion for his newest film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie marks Affleck’s debut as Batman and is currently out in theaters.
Meanwhile, the NY Daily News is reporting that Garner recently opened up about how her children are dealing with all the media attention. While she and Affleck share custody over their three kids, Garner admitted that her son, Samuel, can’t stand the paparazzi.
“It’s a shame because I have a 4-year-old son and of all my kids, he hates them the most — he hates them,” she said during an appearance on The Dr. Oz show. “Every time he sees the cameras, which is still every day, he says, ‘I don’t like that. I don’t like men with cameras, and I don’t like being laughed at.’”
As fans may recall, Garner has been active in fighting back against photographers crossing the lines of personal boundaries. Back in 2013, Garner and fellow actress Halle Berry pushed a bill in the California legislature that protected the rights of kids against paparazzi.
That being said, Garner stated that she had to reassure her son that the media attention is just something he will have to learn to deal with. Considering the nature of her divorce with Affleck, it’s going to be a long time before the paparazzi leave the family alone.
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